Alternatives to GLSA?
Am 17.09.2011 15:13, schrieb Alan McKinnon:
> On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:17:56 +0200
> Florian Philipp <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hi list!
>> Since GLSAs are in their current state of disregard, I'm searching for
>> another way to be informed about security fixes. What do you think is
>> the best approach here?
>> Querying bugzilla for recently fixed security bugs like ?
>> Searching for the term 'security bug' or something similar in
>> Looking at some other web site or distribution and anticipate changes
>> in in the portage tree?
>> https://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?list_id=428229;query_format=advanced;c hfield=bug_status;chfieldfrom=2011-06-01;chfieldto=Now;chfieldvalue=RESOLVED;component=S ecurity
> If you just want to be informed out the state of security of packages,
> subscribe to the security lists of other distros. I find RedHat and
> Fedora to be useful and up to date. If you see something that looks
> like you need to take action, find the corresponding Gentoo package and
> investigate further.
> If you need to be on the cutting edge of security issues, then you need
> to be on the various vuln disclosure lists around. But be warned, they
> can be noisy and you have to train your brain in what to ignore
Thank you for your insight. As a gentoo-specific workaround, I've
written a little (well, not *so* little) bash script that filters the
ChangeLogs of all installed packages for fixed security bugs applied
recently (default: one week).